time must make hard decisions W r i t i n g
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Step 1 – Read the Information Below
Organizations from time to time must make hard decisions (expand, lay off employees, or close a facility). As a manager, you will have to use work experiences, advice from supervisors, and the organizational culture to support your decision. Organizational culture is the sum of the values and beliefs shared among employees.
Suppose you are a manager who is faced with having to reduce headcount (lay off one of your two employees) in your unit. Sales within the company have declined due to the downward spiral of the economy and each department within the organization is faced with making the same decision. Fortunately, you only have to cut one job; others are reducing more.
- Mary is in her mid-20s, single, college graduate, she is very hard working and was in the top 10% of the performance ratings this year, she constantly volunteers to travel, work weekends and evenings. However, she supports political causes that could be viewed as contrary to the goals of the company.
- Alice is in her mid-40s, has two young children, her husband is a doctor, her performance is good, and she has above average performance reviews. However, she has limited availability on weekends and limitations on overnight travel due to her volunteer work with local charities.
Respond to the following:
- As a manager who would you select to layoff and why?
- What is the potential impact of this choice on organizational culture?
Step 2 – Respond to a Peer
Read a post by one of your peers and respond, making sure to extend the conversation by asking questions, offering rich ideas, or sharing personal connections. 4-6 sentences
“Angie post: Good morning Professor and classmates. My decision that I would have to lay off will be Alice. The reason why I chose Alice is because Alice is not willing to work on certain days if I need her to work. She limit her days especially the weekends. This might be one day that I need for her to work and she can not do it. I will have to keep Mary she is willing to work and go hard for what she believe in. She will make a good candidate to the company and she is the top 10% of the rating this year. She volunteer to do whatever and are willing to go an extra mile in what she believe in.”